bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz hand bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, subtle vanilla, and coffee.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz-on tap-pours brown bubbles for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-jalepeno/coffee. Taste is dark malt-jalepeno/coffee, some earthy hops. Soft/minimum carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: January 28, 2006
Source: Brewfest, Atlanta Cask
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet bourbon and coffee aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice oak character, good sweetness, more oak than bitter
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
Date: January 10, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: coffee and dark chocolate aroma, touch of oak, light sweetness
Flavor: rich coffee and chocolate flavor, oak melds with the hops and roasted malts to add depth
Date: January 23, 2010
Source: taco mac woodstock
picking up more oak and sweet vanilla as it matures, lots of oak, vanilla sweetness pulls out the chocolate,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
Date: November 24, 2010
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: huge coffee aroma, lots of roasted, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, dark chocolate with just a touch of bitterness, nice roast along with the coffee, milky dark caramel sweetness
Overall: best batch in years
Date: December 17, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: black, fine tan head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, rich coffee, light ashy character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich coffee and dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt, creamy caramel sweetness, lasting dark chocolate finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: **** /4
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… This beer rocks!... Deep black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Hearty, chocolate mousse and mocha aroma – lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and creamy with stiff carbonation. The smooth, decadent flavor provides mocha, charred wood, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. The base beer is a dangerously easy drinker, but the wood aging further mellows any rough edges. Lengthy, bittersweet, mocha finish. World class imperial stout!!
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kickbacks. Big stout aroma. A sipper: with wine character, fruitiness, and coconut. Black, little head, this one was aged a while.
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 draft, brickstore pub. deep black. mocha up front - milk chocolate and fresh robust dark roast coffee, extremely full and frothy, and thank god it’s not overly sweet or over oaked. creamy, decadent and semi sweet. rich and full bodied. surprisingly well-made.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle thanks to exiled. Pours like ink with a small tan head that fades. Aroma is tobacco, ashy, earthy, bitter, cookie, chocolate, coffee. Taste is earthy, coconut, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, and nutty. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2010 installment of Stogies and Stouts pouring very stouty looking with semi creamy tan head. The aroma is a bit chocolate, a bit vanilla and maybe some caramel. The aroma is a little on the light side making it difficult to pick out the competing aroma notes. The flavor however isn’t at all light. It starts out with chocolate malts and burnt malts but they’re sort of semi sweet. Just after that a fruitiness surfaces with sweet grapes and dates. By midway a caramel sweetness overwhelms the fruit notes into the finish. I didn’t get any wood treatment anywhere in this. Still, its Wake n Bake, tasty stuff.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Dunedin for Stogies and Stouts ’10.
So how does one of my favorite Terrapin fare? it’s insane! pours picth black, mocha head.
Aroma roasted/coffee, chocolate and a light oak/wood flavor that is not overly done but really brings the W-B to a new dimension.
Flavors, perfect oak aged, palate is not overtaken by a massive amount of oak but instead the aging blends very well with the base beer. Warming mouthfeel, lots of coffee, thick chocolate malt and grainy mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with light oak wood and a lingering coffee roast.
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Kickbacks, served in a Unibroue tulip. 2009 vintage. Pours a deep, opaque brown - near black - with an inch of creamy dark tan head that laces the glass for a while. The aroma is very oaky, with oatmeal, chocolate, dust, pumpernickel, and old coffee beans. Flavor of oak, chocolate, roast, oats, and rich, sweet dark bread. Full-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel that finishes a little chalky. Mellow carbonation. Solid imperial stout; I’d be interested to try a fresher vintage of the Oaked version.